Misunderstandings being spread about GST, stern action against those who try to ‘circumvent law’: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley also made it clear that stern action will be taken against those who tried to be "over clever" and tried to "circumvent the law".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 15, 2017 9:44 pm
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is very simple tax and several misunderstandings are being spread about this new taxation system. “GST is a very simple tax and those who follow the law will not be called to the office for assessment. For them, everything, including the return and the assessment orders will be made online,” Jaitley said.

However, the Union Minister made it clear that stern action will be taken against those who tried to be “over clever” and tried to “circumvent the law”. Jaitley was addressing a rally after laying foundation stone for new office of the BJP near Gill road grain market. He said several misunderstandings are being created about the GST, just as strong rumours and misconceptions were spread when mobiles phones were introduced in the market.

Jaitley also hailed Jammu and Kashmir for accepting the GST and stated that it would work in the financial interests of the state. Commenting on terrorism, Jaitley claimed that the BJP was the lone party that openly condemned the terrorism and added that there were some parties who did not mind using objectionable words against the Army that was fighting a battle on the front for security of the country. “Whatever our ideologies may be, we must be together in fighting for the unity and integrity of the country,” said the minister.

Earlier in the day, he had addressed a function in the Sat Pal Mittal School organised by the Bharti Foundation for its ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’. He met a joint delegation of Bharti Kisan Union (Rahnewale) and BKU (Lakhowal).

Farmers’ outfits were demanding that GST to be rolled back on agriculture inputs and machinery.

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    rishi
    Jul 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    only the compulsive corrupt people who are obsessively conditioned to " life of easy money" of the corrupt congress-era will oppose a clean tax-administrative system implemented by a passionate administration which is serious about improving business processes while at the same time generating enough revenue for the Nation by ensuring checks and balances on all forms of losses, pilferages, etc. Strictness in implementation is necesary.....and a billion-plus well-wishers of the Nation know India's financial affairs are safe in the strong, firm , effcient and capable hands of our Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley in the progresssive mainstream national environment of RSS-BJP-Led-Governance spearheaded by an entrepreneurial Gujju CEO....true to the aspirations of crores of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods through increased job and businesss opportunities at every level.
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      Samir
      Jul 16, 2017 at 5:26 am
      Hamarey paisey sey Pandra Pandra Lakh ka Suit Kaisey pahney ga agar GST nahi vasooleyga.
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        RB
        Jul 16, 2017 at 5:22 am
        Sab Ka Paisa Ab Government Ka Paisa.
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          rishi
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm
          that's where it is supposed to go ......unlike your crooked corrupt-congress era when all the Nation's money was being sucked into the congress coffers by their goons and commission agents who formed the larger crooked-corrupt nationwide brigade of everyone from the peon to the president driven by greed and corruption who all shamelessly ended up doing "jee hujoori" to an italian housewife ........nothing was going to the Govt. which was left emaciated and bankrupt when the Modi Govt. took over.....thus MODI-LED-BJP HAS REMARKABLY PERFORMED on this doubly difficult task of estabilishing efficient and productive processes to make up not only for the losses of the past decades but also generate enough resources for the Govt. towards public spending which is on the increase in the interest of the people of the Nation.
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          Financial Advisor to Pimp Modi.P.M
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:32 am
          Stern action: ARMY WILL BE USED BY DEFENSE MINISTER. "SHOOT WITHOUT SIGHT" ORDERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO ARMY AT ALL THOSE WHO DONT RESPECT GST.
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            Murthy
            Jul 16, 2017 at 4:29 am
            Arrest the bstrd Arun Jaitley for threatening citizens of India and for creating disturbance and harassment. No politician is a non-bstrd as they all progressed on looted money whether it is BJP or Congress or any other party, other than AAP.
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              FASI
              Jul 16, 2017 at 1:43 am
              Did you get Kala Dhan from Swiss Accounts.When will I get my 15 Lakhs .Can you stop lynching mob rule.What about your and Nitin Gadkari wealth.
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                rishi
                Jul 16, 2017 at 1:04 am
                an alert Finance Minister, Mr. Jaitley ensures the media conveys the Govt.'s seriousness in dealing with all those 'manipulators' who are obsessively conditioned to 'easy life of easy money' of the corrupt bygone congress era . India is in safe hands of people like Mr. Jaitley and as a citizen, I now have increased faith in the Govt.'s capability to remove the decades-old systemic rot in what are meant to be the active and critical functioning centres of the Nation touching upon business and finance at every level.....ability to simplify the processes for both the traders and the administrators of the govt. in a truly entrepreneurial approach of Mr. Jailtley who gets visibly upset on the slightest risk of Govt. losing its due revenue.....which, though in the Nation's interest, was never taken seriously by the corrupt-congress governments that focussed only on how to increase the booty of the congress party by manipulating all their govt. policies and schemes to their illegitimate gains
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                  Mittu Hashimoto
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 12:58 am
                  "misunderstanding being spread about gst.." let me give you a simple example how you people will send India 300 years back...Whey protein imported into India used to attract 40-45 duty before advent of your gst and same thing now attracts 78 duty. Who would want to do business in India? Things are only going to become tougher for average Indian.
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